Growth rate of different sexes of the European quail (Coturnix coturnix).

@article{Preez1997GrowthRO,
  title={Growth rate of different sexes of the European quail (Coturnix coturnix).},
  author={J J du Preez and Justin Sales},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={314-5}
}
1. The Gompertz equation was used to described the growth of the European quail (Coturnix coturnix) from hatching until 107 d of age. 2. Differences (P< 0.05) in growth existed between sexes. Mature mass values of 148.0 +/- 3.00 and 191.9 +/- 5.35 g respectively were found for males and females. Males reached maximum growth at 13.4 +/- 0.33 d while a value of 16.4 +/- 0.46 d was found for females. 3. A plateau in daily food intake was reached when the time of mature mass was approached. 

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